IELTS Speaking Questions and Tasks

IELTS Speaking Questions and Tasks

The IELTS Speaking part is divided into 3 parts. The format is the following: the examiner's question – your detailed answer.

Speaking part of IELTS is a face-to-face, informal discussion with an IELTS examiner. However, we do not ask the examiner questions; you can only ask the examiner to repeat the question, if you didn't hear or understand it - the score is not reduced for this.

This part of the test begins with the examiner introducing himself or herself and checking the candidate’s identification. It then continues as an interview.

IELTS Speaking Part 1

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In this part, you are asked general simple questions about you so that you can relax and chat about what you are doing, what you like, etc.

The examiner gives you a cue card with a topic, pencil and paper.

IELTS Speaking Part 1 Questions

- Example (.pdf)

IELTS Speaking Part 2

speaking questions 22nd and 3rd parts have there are much more questions than in the 1st one. But, you can find out with some of the tasks of part 2 and sample questions of part 3 in advance:

You have 1 minute to get ready. You can write some keywords or a short plan of your answer on a piece of paper.

Speak for 1-2 minutes, then the examiner asks a couple of more questions on the topic.


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IELTS Speaking Part 2 Questions

- Example 1 (.pdf)

- Example 2 (.pdf)

- Example 3 (.pdf)

IELTS Speaking Part 3

In the last part, the examiner asks questions about the topic on your cue card. For example, in this case, the topic is gifts, so further questions might be about gifts in the family, the country's economy and gifts, etc.

speaking questions 4IELTS Speaking Part 3 Questions

- Example (.pdf)

It is important to understand that in the 3rd part you are NOT talking about yourself:

IELTS Speaking Part 1 - About yourself

IELTS Speaking Part 2 - About yourself

IELTS Speaking Part 3 - About the world, society in general

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